The LIV Golf Format
- 14 Events in 7 countries
- 54 Holes per tournament
- 12 Teams
- 48 Players
- No cuts
When the world's top golfers hit the links to compete in the LIV Golf League, they're not just vying for individual glory. Rather, they're simultaneously competing in both individual and team events, each with their own unique set of rules and challenges.
In the individual event, every stroke matters as players battle it out over the course of 54 holes. The tournament’s top payouts go to the players with the lowest total score at the end of the competition.
Meanwhile, the team event is a different ballgame altogether. Each franchise's total score is determined by the combined efforts of multiple players (fellow team members), with each round's lowest cumulative score taking home the tournament title. For these elite golfers, success means juggling both personal excellence and teamwork in equal measure.
The inaugural season of the LIV Golf League concluded with an impressive victory by the 4 Aces GC team, who were crowned the 2022 LIV Golf Team Championship winners. The team, led by captain Dustin Johnson and featuring a lineup of all-American golfers including Talor Gooch, Patrick Reed, and Pat Perez, put on a strong performance and managed to fend off a fierce challenge from Cameron Smith's Punch GC.
Dustin Johnson emerged as a major winner in the LIV Golf season, racking up impressive victories both as an individual and as part of the dominant 4 Aces team. The team won four consecutive events before ultimately securing the season-ending team title, while Johnson himself finished at the top of the individual standings.
Johnson's stellar performances earned him a massive $18 million bonus on top of his already impressive season earnings, which together totaled well over $35 million. His domination was evident in the final point standings, where he finished with a commanding lead of 135 total points, with the next closest competitor, Branden Grace, trailing far behind with only 79 total points.
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No matter how this season unfolds, it's undeniable that Dustin Johnson has achieved unparalleled success both on and off the golf course. Over his 15-year career on the PGA Tour, Johnson amassed an astonishing $74,897,059 in tournament earnings, cementing his status as one of the all-time greats.
In addition to his impressive accomplishments in the PGA, Johnson's financial success continued to soar after joining LIV, where he received a staggering $125,000,000 signing bonus. During LIV's inaugural year, he went on to rake in an impressive $35,637,767 in tournament winnings and bonuses, further solidifying his position as the king of LIV Golf.
Beyond his financial triumphs, Johnson's personal life is also the envy of many. He is married to none other than Paulina Gretzky, a woman widely regarded as one of the most stunning sports wives of our time. With all these accomplishments, it's clear that Johnson has already won the game of life.
Where to Watch
LIV Golf has announced a lucrative multiyear deal with The CW Network to broadcast their tournaments on TV and streaming platforms. According to the agreement, The CW Network will provide live coverage of LIV Golf League competitions on weekends, with Fridays' action exclusively available on The CW app.
This arrangement marks a significant development for LIV Golf League, as it will allow fans to enjoy live coverage of their favorite golfers in real-time from the comfort of their own homes. The CW Network's extensive reach and popularity ensure that LIV's events will be available to a broad audience, further cementing the league's status as a global leader in professional golf.
This exciting partnership is poised to enhance the viewing experience for golf enthusiasts and drive up the popularity of LIV Golf League, further solidifying its position as one of the most exciting and engaging sports leagues in the world.
2023 Tournament Schedule
El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
The Gallery Golf Club, Tucson, Arizona
March 31-April 2
Orange County National, Orlando, Florida
The Grange Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia
Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
Cedar Ridge Country Club, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C.
June 30-July 2
Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
Centurion Club, London, England
The Old White Course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey
Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Illinois
Trump National Doral, Miami, Florida
Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia